Electrical Systems Specialist

Job Number: 18178

Hours: Full Time

Date: October 30, 2019

The primary function of the Electrical Systems Specialist (ESS) will be to provide support (design, analysis and operation) for physics projects aimed at our core mission of accelerating the development of fusion energy.  The ESS will support collaboration projects including the high field side current drive project at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in San Diego and SPARC project at the PSFC.  The ESS will be responsible for the RF transmitter and associated power supplies and control.  The RF transmitters are based on klystrons and tetrodes and utilize advanced pulsed power supplies.  The ESS will be responsible for the control, maintenance and operation of the RF systems.  The application of RF power to plasmas is extremely challenging and we have a tradition of relentless innovation.

We are searching a highly motivated engineer who can deliver detailed concepts and support these concepts with detailed modeling and analysis.  The ESS will be expected to participate in and lead design reviews.  The ESS will be expected to provide critical analysis and suggestions for overcoming design and operational challenges.  The ESS will be expected to identify process deficiencies and develop solutions to improve those deficiencies.  The ESS will be part of team of physicists, engineers and technicians.  The ESS will be expected to create a work environment that is conducive to teamwork and strong professional development. The successful candidate for this position will be able to take a project from the conceptual stage through to completion.  The engineer will have the opportunity to present the results of his/her work at technical conferences, and publish them in peer reviewed journals.  The successful candidate will initially be located full time at the PSFC but will be required to make extended off-site visits.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent military training with 2+ years of experience is required (Master’s preferred).
  • Strong knowledge of control software is required.
  • Strong knowledge of CAD and circuit analysis is required.
  • Excellent prioritization and project development skills is required.
  • Experience with high power pulsed or cw transmitters, klystrons, or similar equipment is preferred.
  • Experience with multi-physics simulation software (COMSOL, Microwave Studio) is preferred.

Salary Range: $65,000 – $80,000


CVs should be submitted with a cover letter specifically addressing why the applicant feels qualified for this position. Resumes without an acceptable cover letter will not be considered. Please apply for this position on the Careers at MIT website.